The Brazil Public Library has several activities planned for the week, including the following special programs:
* Monday, April 15 -- Clay County Emergency Management Director Bryan Husband and the American Red Cross will present, "Are You Prepared?" The disaster planning informational session will include information on floods, fires and tornadoes. Husband and the American Red Cross will discuss why residents should be prepared for disasters and how to construct a survival kit. The event will begin at 6 p.m.,
* Tuesday, April 16 -- AG Howl, a writer of fantasy, adventure, romance and steam punk novels. She began crafting "real" stories while attending Owen Valley Middle School before going to nearby La Campagne Christian Preparatory School. During her teen years, she devoted time to writing three novels. She kept going and managed to publish one of the original three novels, the first book of the Jesse Skull series, "The God of Death," a fantasy adventure in an apocalyptic world that follows the romance between pirate Captain Jesse Skull and a mysterious female dancer called the Nightingale. Howl will be at the library at 6 p.m.,
* Wednesday, April 17 -- Patron Appreciation Day. Those interested are encouraged to come to the library with their library card and join staffers for lunch. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies will be provided to patrons who show their library cards. Patrons may also sign up for door prizes. The event will take place on the patio in front of the library. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the library meeting room. Serving will take place between 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
* Thursday, April 18 -- Gluten 101. Clay County Health Department R.N., Regina Yoder, will present, "Just the Basics," for those who need to obtain a gluten-free lifestyle. The program is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and
* Friday, April 19 -- Amnesty Day. Library patrons who have a fine accrued in 2013 of $10 or under may return all materials, still in usable condition, present their current library card, and the current fines of up to $10 will be forgiven. This does not apply to any collection accounts.
In addition to the special programs, those stopping by the library during National Library Week will notice throughout the week, all patrons who checkout at least five items will receive one free DVD rental.
For further information, call the library at 448-1981.